Kern Service and Conservation Program

Kern Service and Conservation Program (KSACC) is a program under the Chavez Environmental Corp and FIELD. KSACC operates projects for the Chavez Corps at various sites located throughout Kern, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as California Mountain and Desert regions.

NR weeds    NR team weeds    Corps Members at Truck

Membership in the Chavez Corps/KSACC program is open to both those in need of a high school diploma as well as high school graduates up to the age of 26. Corpsmembers selected may earn vocational and work experience credits and may also work as peer tutors in basic educational programs offered at FIELD Learning Centers. They work and train with graduate school level mentors and credentialed teachers to deliver instruction.

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Programs We Offer

Education - teaching, peer tutoring, recycling and naturalist work
Environmental - conservation, community service and work-based learning
Community - outreach, recruitment, assessment, enrollment, placement, and evaluation

San Jose project    San Jose corps

Recent Projects

Emergency Food Distribution - In partnership with San Jose Conservation Corps, KSACC is assisting the local food banks with assembly of food packages for distribution to families in need and those impacted by Covid-19.

Assisting the Office of Emergency Services at the emergency animal shelters to assist with general care for animals displaced by wildfires in Butte County.

Corps with horse    Corps with burro

Current Proposals - Pending Cooperative Agreements

FIELD-KSACC has submitted a proposal for the OHMVR Grant and Cooperative Agreement. The public review and comment period for the 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program begins Tuesday, March 2, 2021, and ends Monday, May 4, 2021 5:00PM. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide factual comments to the preliminary applications submitted to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the 2021 grant cycle.

Click on the link, below, to provide public comments.

OHMVR Public Comment Instructions.pdf

To provide public comments, click here
You may also submit your public comments in writing to the OHMVR Division at the address below.  The written comments must be received no later than May 4, 2021 5:00PM.
California State Parks
OHMVR Division
1725 23rdStreet,
Sacramento, CA  95816
Attention:  Grants Manager

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